TikiKiti was created to be a place for video and film producers to show off what they can do. We continue to be amazed at the talent we find — and we hope, so will you.
Here you will find some of the best of the best fan-made/unofficial music videos on YouTube™. You will find the Barclay Award winner. We also interview our award winners — both on this printed page and on our YouTube™ channel.
For this month's edition of our Top 5 videos, we visit Poland, Belgium, Germany, and France.
Like Alice's Rabbit, I'm running late and there is much to discuss, including new goings-on at TikiKiti. We'll be continuing our mission of curating Unofficial Music Videos from every point on the map, but we're also going to delve through our archive of videos and try to connect some cultural dots, in the form of (drumroll please!) the first annual TikiKiti International Film Festival (TKIFF).
As you may recall, we, the cultured cats of TikiKiti, have been curating and collecting brilliant examples of rock video artistry from all points on the Atlas for more than five years. And it bears repeating: The quality and depth of your work is killing us in the best way possible.
Usually we start things with a neighborly preamble ("Hey! Looking good! You been lifting?"), but this edition of the TikiKiti Awards is an abundance of riches. To put it in plain English, deciding on a winning video out of the current batch of entries was a grueling process.
Time has passed. From the safety of our bunkers we've seen December, January, and February roll by like tumblin' tumbleweeds. Folks in masks are waking up from winter's grip and smelling cherry blossoms in the air. That's a fine scent, even more invigorating than potpourri.
There's a chill in the air and the folks at the bus stop can see their breath. Either that, or they're vaping. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve. Festivity is proving hard to come by, but we muddle through somehow. The numbers are off the charts and still climbing. There's a vaccine, but we're at the back of the line, behind the people who told us there was nothing to worry about. Here at TK HQ, we continue to label and sort all of your charming videos, warmed by the glow of dauntless creativity. 'Cause baby, it's cold outside.
"Holes in our spirit causing tears and fears. / One-sided stories for years and years and years. / I'm inferior? Who's inferior? / Yeah, we need to check the interior / of the system that cares about only one culture."We're on a consolidation kick here at TK HQ, truncating the months of May, June, and July into a single post, since the video flow has slowed to a trickle during the summer solstice.
Let's take a moment and get to know another of our Barclay Award winning visual artists, Matthew Smith, whose video for the Tyler Childers song "Nose On The Grindstone" took top honors for March of this year.
Rage is a powerful emotion and we've seen what it can do by itself. Rage coupled with the urge to create can be incredibly cathartic. I've said as much before, and it bears repeating: Use it. Take your iPhone or Android and make a little movie. Maybe add a little song. If you can take that step, TikiKiti is here as a forum for video artists from literally every part of the planet. Month after month, we see what's on your mind, no matter which continent you call home.